Throughout history, there have been many famous Freemasons – including several U.S. Presidents. In fact, Freemasonry has played an important role in the formation of the United States, with many of the Founding Fathers being Freemasons.
How Many Presidents Were Freemasons?
While the exact number of Freemason Presidents is debated, there is no doubt that a significant number of U.S. Presidents have been part of this secret society. In this blog post, we’ll list some of the most famous Freemason Presidents in history.
Here is a list of United States presidents that were Freemasons:
- George Washington (1732–1799) Fredericksburgh Lodge No. 4
- James Monroe (1758–1831) Williamsburg Lodge No. 6
- Andrew Jackson (1767–1845) St. Tammany (later Harmony) Lodge No. 1
- James K. Polk (1795–1849) Columbia Lodge No. 31
- James Buchanan (1791–1868) Lodge No. 43, Lancaster, PA
- Andrew Johnson (1808–1875) Greenville Lodge No. 119
- James A. Garfield (1831–1881) Magnolia Lodge No. 20 (He joined other lodges, too.)
- William McKinley (1843–1901) Hiram Lodge No. 21 (He joined other lodges, too.)
- Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) Matinecock Lodge No. 806
- William H. Taft (1857–1930) Kilwinning Lodge No. 356
- Warren G. Harding (1865–1923) Marion Lodge No. 70
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945) Holland Lodge No. 8
- Harry S. Truman (1884–1972) Belton Lodge No. 450
- Gerald Ford (1913–2006) Malta Lodge No. 465 (He joined other lodges, too.)
So, there you have it. A list of some of our U.S. Presidents who were Freemasons. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!
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Franklin D. Roosevelt was a freemason? I never knew.